If you missed out on Whiskey Syndicate‘s CD release show, you missed out on a rock party for the books. It was a packed house at the Tractor Tavern last Friday, and with good reason. Joining the celebrating band were fellow heel-stompers Massy Ferguson and Van Eps. This killer lineup made for one hootin’ and hollerin’ good time.
If haven’t caught Massy Ferguson live before, grab your loudest shoes and get out to a show. With their first perfectly rhythmic riff, they kicked the energy up a notch (or ten) and held it steady through their whole set. They have a perfect balance of rock and roll country flare that is seriously on point with their impeccable musicianship. Definitely the best way to start a party.
Van Eps was up next and they brought the noise! Perhaps the loudest band to play at the Tractor, this rock outfit blew minds as well as eardrums. Their slick sounds solidified their status as some of Seattle’s most hardcore Americana rockers.
Whiskey Syndicate ended the night playing tunes off of their new EP. This band is fierce. Every member is a master of their craft and effortlessly bring a perfectly balanced rock sound. Matt Dessert‘s incredibly versatile vocals lead the charge as they tow the line between blues, rock, soul, and country grit. Guitarist Greg Floyd‘s licks are undeniably some of the best in Seattle (if not all of Washington, the West Coast, and beyond . . . ) and they add to the already tight rhythms and grooves. Get on the bandwagon with these fine gentlemen before it rides off into the sunset without you.